CONTENTS:- 1. Functions of the state; 2. The city-state and nation-state; 3. Political obligations; 4. Law 5. Liberty; 6. Equality; 7. Individual and the State; 8. The welfare state; 9. Sovereignty and pluralists; 10. Anarchism; 11. Fascism; 12. Nationalism and Internationalism;
Political ideas and institutions are the norms to guide human action. When an individual comes into contact with these norms a number of problem arise which need conceptual clarity. Why do they arise? What effect do they have on society? How have political scientists looked at these concepts? Aim of this book is to deal with some of these questions relating to political ideas and institutions. Effort has been made to select material interesting and important for the use of students as well as teachers.